U6 According to this reckoning, to meet the daily expenditure jf the forces maintained by the a ma fa-nay'abas viz., * Horses ... 12,000 Elephants ... ? Foot-soldiers .,. 2,00,000 the territories dependent on snch strong forts as 5.davani, Oevyetidurgam, Gutti, Gandikota, Candragiri, Gurramkondaj Madduru, Somagiri, Trisirapuram, Kunnatturu and Penu- konda: such (land and water) strongholds as Nandyala, Srirangapattanain, Ummatturu, Dalanayakulakota, Vallamkota, Madhura, Palayamkota and Dindigal; and such forest strong- holds as Satyavidu, Kottikallu, Dankimkota, and Narayana- vanam are mortgaged to the (amara-nayakas) who are serving (Your Majesty). Though they obtained the districts mentioned in the accounts, they have not been maintaining (the required number of) elephants, horses, foot-soldiers and attendants according to the agreement. It is requested that Your Majesty may be pleased to consider this. On hearing this, the Raya commanded that the Jcartiikas should prepare and submit a statement showing in detail how- many elephants, horses, foot-soldiers, and attendants each amara-nayaka was required to maintain according to the registers of the government. Then, seeing that no accounts pertaining to elephants, horses, and troops maintained by the government, were submitted, he turned towards Appaji, Ayyama- rasa and the other (ministers) and said: " "What is your advice regarding the work which should be transacted in the mture ?" To this question none excepting Saluva Timmarasa gave an answer. He hesitated a little, and said ambiguously: u We ahall conduct (the affairs of state) according to the wishes of Your Majesty." The Raya (was vexed); and he reflected: " They have only made me (their) agent to bear the burden of the kingdom. That is all. (The af&irs) of the whole world are carried on by the counsellors ; who heeds our srords? If we act independently in exercising our authority, * The nttaUr of elephftats is not given. But see pp, 132 *nd 150.